On Friday, President Obama will hold an event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC to announce the next round of a coordinated national program to improve fuel efficiency for Model Years 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.
Reports suggest that the Administration and the auto industry are converging on a 54.5 mpg US (4.32 L/100km) target by 2025.
The expected decision to back a framework came after the Obama administration agreed to lower its proposal from 56.2 mpg by 2025—by giving light trucks a smaller increase. The administration will now only hike light trucks by 3.5 percent from 2017-21 on average. Smaller trucks will face a higher annual increase, while the largest light trucks will face a higher increase.
Before automakers formally sign off on the agreements, some key details remain to be worked out before automakers approve the agreements...The new plan calls for hiking fuel efficiency for light trucks 3.5 percent annually from 2017-21 and then by 5 percent from 2022-25. The plan would hike car efficiency 5 percent annually over the period. The plan is also carving out special rules for “work trucks”—heavier light duty vehicles used for construction.